Collin Kelley's Book Launch: Wonder & Wreckage

The Georgia Center for the Book

Collin Kelley's Book Launch: Wonder & Wreckage

  • Doors: 6:30 pm
  • Start Time: 7:00 pm
  • End Time: 8:00 pm
  • Age Restriction:  All Ages

About the Event

Poetry Atlanta, the Georgia Center for the Book, and RoughDraft Atlanta host the launch of Collin Kelley’s latest poetry collection, Wonder & Wreckage: New & Selected Poems, 1993 - 2023. He'll be in conversation with Karen Head. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested.

UPDATE: This event will take place in the Auditorium on the Ground Floor of Decatur Library. The library closes at 6 p.m. on Fridays. We'll open the rear door on the LOWER level of the parking deck at 6:30 for the event. There will be a 30-minute window where you won't be able to get into the building. There is a two-level free parking deck behind the library, as well as other parking options throughout Decatur.

About Collin:

Collin Kelley is an award-winning poet, novelist, and editor from Atlanta, GA. His latest book is Wonder & Wreckage: New & Selected Poems, 1993-2023, a career-spanning collection published by Poetry Atlanta Press.

About the Moderator:

Dr. Karen Head is the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and a Professor of English and World Languages, Editor of the Atlanta Review, Adjunct Professor at Georgia Tech, and a Visiting Scholar and Artist at Technische-Universität-Dortmund. Head is extremely active in community service—serving as the Chair of the Oglethorpe University Museum Board, as a member of the Georgia State University Perimeter College Advisory Board, Secretary of the Poetry Atlanta Board, and as a board member for the Ozark Actors Theater. A widely published poet, she served as the inaugural Poet Laureate of Fulton County, Georgia (2020-2022). She also serves as the Waffle House Poet Laureate, a title that reflects her outreach program to use the arts to encourage students in rural high schools to consider paths toward college, a distinction that has received extensive media coverage. She is a native of Georgia, and looks forward to continuing to serve the people in her home state.


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